On September 22nd, 1862, Lincoln promised to sign an Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day. "All persons," Lincoln wrote, "held as slaves within any State in rebellion shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." But abolitionists were unsure whether he would keep his promise.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.